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The inaugural season of Overwatch came with a $20 million price tag for new franchises, a price most people thought was a bit too high. Compared to Riot’s League of Legends NALCS, buy-in price was only $10 million. As it turns out, the $20 million may have been quite the bargain. ESPN reports are speculating...
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This week: Pro Gaming Officially Comes to Japan, A Top 10 List of all-time developers, Facebook enters the game streaming scene and a conversation with University of Michigan Professor Dr Matthew Thompson.
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Matthew Thompson, DMA  is an assistant professor of music at the University of Michigan. He teaches the groundbreaking and massively popular class "Video Game Music." Dr. Thompson has won numerous grants to support his research, continuing education, and teaching, including a UMOR Small Grant to Support Major Conferences to help fund "Hosting the 5th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music at U-M in 2018,"
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The EVO 2018 line-up has been revealed and Marvel vs Capcom is no where to be seen.
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EA has confirmed that Bioware’s upcoming title Anthem will not be releasing until the first quarter of 2019. They also confirmed that the delay, a term they are still hesitant to use, is not due to any kind of ongoing development issues. Instead, they have scheduled it into first quarter of 2019 to avoid conflicting...
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The Japan Esports Federation, the eSports Promotion Organization, and the Japan esports Association have now become a single entity. The newly formed Japan Esports Union (JeSU) will be tasked with licensing and regulating esports athletes in the country. Licensed athletes will be able to compete in JeSU backed tournaments that can exceed the countries prize...
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PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds remains committed to rooting out cheating in its community. They banned over 1 million accounts in the month of January for cheating and dropped a new patch this week to detect potentially cheating software. This will also include ReShade, popularly used to improve the games graphics and performance, but as it modifies the...
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Tencent is gearing up to begin supporting esports in a big way for their mobile hit Arena of Valor. The forthcoming ecosytem of regional and collegiate tournaments will be building up to a major $500,000 championship. Arena of Valor is the westernized version of China’s massive MOBA Honor of Kings, which last summer boasted over...
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With only a week ago, the OWL landscape is still shifting and giving rise to upsets.
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This week: What is the Super Bowl of Esports? Has Nintendo Fully Rebounded? Could a Netflix like service work for video games? What video game would you play for the rest of your life?
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